PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Women's Cross Country) – For the 27th straight week dating back to November 2012, the Shawnee State women's cross country program is ranked in the NAIA Women's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll, national officials announced on Wednesday evening.
The female harriers, who won the program's sixth straight Mid-South Conference Championship since joining the conference in 2010, hold the 12th spot in the rankings with a total of 323 points.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Women's Cross Country) – The Shawnee State women's cross country squad used another dominating performance on Saturday afternoon as Sarah Biehl (SR/Lowell, Ohio) won her second meet of the season with yet another time of under 18 minutes and the Bears placed five runners in the top six as a team en route to a meet-low 18 points in winning the Mid-South Conference Championship for the sixth time in as many seasons at Phil Moore Park in Bowling Green, Ky.
Shawnee State, who bested second-place Lindsey Wilson by 63 points, was the only team to have multiple runners finish with times of under 19 minutes and was also one of only two squads – the other being the Blue Raiders – to have multiple harriers finish with times of under 20 minutes for the meet.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Cross Country) – The Shawnee State men's and women's cross country teams put together another stout effort – this time, off of the running surface – as 12 individuals were named to the Mid-South Conference's All-Academic Team – including a program-record seven males, as announced on Friday by conference officials. Honors were awarded to each student-athlete of sophomore status who obtained a grade-point-average of at least 3.25 or better.
With the aforementioned seven members being honored for the men, the Bears would tie Campbellsville for the most Academic All-Mid South members on the men's list.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Women's Cross Country) – For the 26th straight week dating back to November 2012, the Shawnee State women's cross country program is ranked in the NAIA Women's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll, national officials announced on Wednesday evening.
The female harriers, who won this past weekend's ASICS Sand Shark Invitational in Hardeeville, S.C. with a meet-low 67 points, are tied for the 11th place position in the rankings with The Master's (Calif.) as both teams have 372 points total in the latest rankings.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Women's Cross Country) – After grabbing her second top five finish in a row at the ASICS Sand Shark Invitational and setting another school record time of 17:40 in the 5K at the event, Sarah Biehl (SR/Lowell, Ohio) has been named as the Mid-South Conference's Runner of the Week for the sixth time in her career, conference officials announced on Tuesday afternoon.
The senior was awarded with the aforementioned honor for the fourth time in the 2015 season after grabbing a second place finish in the 264-runner field, finishing just 25 seconds behind Milligan's Hannah Segrave for the event's top billing in leading Shawnee State to the overall team victory at the Sand Shark Invitational.